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"Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional..."

Katy Brookes

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

"I love going to Alexandra Park on the weekend - the views over London are second-to-none!"

Katy Brookes

What is your favourite place?

Where do North London locals go?

Cilicia

Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

O'Neill's

Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.

Cheeses

From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...

Chriskitch

A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

A beautiful, airy, bright gym with a spa and a fresh water swimming pool, which means no stinging eyes and great for children! They also put on excellent exercise classes too and there's no minimum contract.

Park Road Pools and Fitness

The outdoor Lido is fun! If you are not feeling brave, there are indoor pools too and fitness classes. This is a great leisure centre to take all of the family, with a children's soft play area, children's yoga and martial arts classes.

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

Toff's

Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.

Fifty Five

A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!

Crocodile Antiques

Boutique gift shop and café with a quirky interior and great food.

The Priory Fish Bar

Looks basic but the chips are the best tasting 'classic fish and chip shop chips' in Hornsey. Yum yum.

The Queens

This pub has been standing in Crouch End since 1899, so it's a real local institution. The kitchen serves great gastropub food and a delicious Sunday roast that's always guaranteed to leave you full!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Bounds Green, Archway, Wood Green, Harringay, Dartmouth Park and Friern Barnet

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"In March 1918, self-proclaimed World's Greatest Magician Chung Ling Soo (or Bill Robinson as his parents knew him!) performed his world famous "catch a bullet with his teeth" trick at the Wood Green Empire. Sadly, it didn't work and it him square in the chest."

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Theatrebugs Mother and Toddler Groups

Friends Meeting House
From 12 months turning 5 years, classes are crammed with story, music, song, bubble time, puppets, imaginary journeys and fingerplay. Website

Creative Writing Workshops

North Bank
Workshops are supportive, motivational, small and tailor-made. Groups are kept small in order to maintain a supportive and intimate atmosphere. Participants have said this works. We start with free flow warm up exercises that cover a range of topics. We then work on a variety of activities which include: character work, language games, short stories & poetry. Last Wednesday of every month at 7:30-9:30pm Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Friends House
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Mini Mozart : Hampstead

Friends Meeting House,
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Music Bugs: East Finchley

The Clissold Arms
Stimulating interactive fun and friendly preschool music activity classes for newborn to 4 years old. At Music Bugs our aim is to encourage young children to develop grow and explore the world around them through music and song. Research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps children socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment as well as helping to widen children's vocabulary and listening skills Website

Music-Rucksack Music Inc

Jackson's Lane
Come and enjoy a relaxed, guided musical session For children (0 - 4 years old), and their parents/carers; With small percussion instruments to experience and enjoy. Lots of singing, stomping, clapping, wriggling and just having a good time. Website

Toddler Group at Methodist Church

Methodist Church
A lively pick-and-mix group for parents, carers and children under 3. Create your own programme from a variety of activities in different rooms, timed sessions of songs & rhymes, story time with activities. Refreshments for adults & children. Website
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